Local Matters

Community Sponsors


LeRoy - Sharon A. Frost, 76, of Genesee Street, passed away Sunday evening (October 25, 2020) at United Memorial Medical Center in the loving presence of her family.

     She was born December 20, 1943 to the late Walter and Dorothy Miller Frost.

     Sharon will be remembered as a caring and generous sister, aunt, and friend. Her quick wit was unmatched.  She treasured time with her family, friends, and all of her feline companions through the years.  She could often be found solving a sudoku puzzle or watching the Today Show, Price is Right, Ellen, and Jimmy Fallon.  She was an avid Kansas City Chiefs fan and was thrilled to watch them win the Super Bowl last season.  She was active with the LeRoy-Stafford Senior Citizens, American Red Cross Blood Drives, and Board of Elections. She retired from Rochester Midland Corporation.

     She will be sadly missed by her devoted sister Sheila Furr of LeRoy; her loving nieces, Betsy (Dave) Overacker of LeRoy and Lisa (John) Mizro of Auburn; her beloved “grands” Emily and Erin Overacker, Jacob Morin, and Luke and Kolby Mizro; her sister-in-law Elaine Frost of Auburn; her sweet feline companions Georgie and Tony; many cousins and dear friends, especially longtime friend Patty Ferrarese, her Class of ‘61 girls, her RMC crew, and Ellen Napiorski, who did so much for Sharon over the last several years.

     In addition to her parents, Sharon was predeceased by her brother Daniel Frost, nephew Thomas Furr, brother-in-law Laney Furr, and dear friend Ruby Itkin.

     Family and friends may call on Saturday, November 7 from 12:00 - 2:00 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc. 8700 Lake St. Rd. (Rt. 19), LeRoy, NY. (Funeral home occupancy will be limited to 33% capacity during the course of visitation and face masks will be required.)  Please wear something bright and cheerful to honor Sharon’s love of life and positive spirit.  Service and interment at St. Francis Cemetery will be private.

     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross - Western New York Region, 786 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, NY 14209; Genesee Cancer Assistance, 127 North St., Batavia, NY 14020 or the LeRoy Food Pantry, 48 Main St., LeRoy, NY 14482.

     Please share a laugh with others to honor her.

     Your memories and condolences may be shared with Sharon’s family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.

John M. Quincey, 80, of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at his home in Batavia under the care of his loving family.

John was born Saturday, August 31, 1940 in Rochester, NY a son of the late James E. and Lucille (Favreau) Quincey. He graduated high school from Churchville-Chili Central in Churchville, NY in 1958. He later graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a BA in Business by attending night school.

From a humble beginning, John worked hard and became an internationally-recognized self-made entrepreneur.  In 1998, John took over as owner of Oliver's Candies in Batavia.  Prior to acquiring the ownership of Olivers, John owned DocuCenter in Batavia and BOK Plastics in LeRoy.

John was on the board for Chapin Manufacturing and Liberty Pumps.  He was instrumental in starting the Business Education Alliance, where he was their first board chair.  John was heavily involved with the UMMC Capital Campaign and was the Campaign Chair for Health of Our People and Our Community raising over four million dollars within two years. The campaign helped with the hospital expansion along with extensive renovations of the Emergency Department.  He was respected by his peers and made many lifelong friends throughout his career.

John loved to play golf and tennis, travel and spend time with his family. He also enjoyed his Saturday morning men's coffee club and will be remembered for living life to the fullest, especially with a glass of red wine.

Surviving are his wife, Sheila Quincey of Batavia; daughters,  Lana (Gary) Cotsonas of Homosassa, Florida, Kimberly Quincey of Dade City, Florida and Ashley (Jason) Mlyniec of Rochester; step-sons, Christopher (Valerie) Liles of Byron and Jeremy (Sandy) Liles of Batavia; a sister, Patricia Hurd of Florida; grandchildren, Kevin Liles, Samantha Staub, Harley Dorman, Talon Gauthier, Jesse Young, Trinity Liles, Tahlia Liles, Nathaniel Mlyniec, Alana Mlyniec and Kyle Mlyniec; great-grandchildren, Madison Liles, Haydin Gauthier, Jayce Gauthier, Camdin Gauthier and Ayla Davila and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, James Quincey and Richard Quincey.

Calling hours are on Friday, (November 6th) from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.  John's Funeral Service will be held privately but there will be a Celebration of Life at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rochester Presbyterian Home, where John’s wife Sheila currently resides. Their address is 256 Thurston Road, Rochester, NY 14619 or online at https://rph.org/donate/ or to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA  22116-7023 or online at https://diabetes.org/.

Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Batavia - Allan N. Parkhurst, age 88, passed away suddenly while with his family on October 28th, 2020.  He was born in Corry, PA on November 22, 1931 to Norman and Altha Falker Parkhurst.  Allan worked with his father at an early age learning the plumbing trade at W.G. Maney in Batavia.  In 1972, Allan retired from the US Air Force after more than 24 years of service working in the military police.  After retirement, he opened the police section at the Batavia VA Hospital and eventually became a pipefitter there.  Allan’s second retirement concluded with over 35 years of federal service.  Allan was very passionate about work and continued working for many years as a school bus driver and at Reinhart Enterprises before finally retiring, well into his 70s. 

Allan enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.  As an avid outdoorsman, he loved fishing, hunting, boating, hobby farming, and just spending time out on his property over the years.  Dancing was also one of his favorite pastimes.  While serving his country, Allan enjoyed being able to travel and live in many places all over the world with his family.  Allan’s good nature and humor, sometimes creating his own “sayings”, was his way of making others smile.

Allan was predeceased by his brother, Merle S. Parkhurst, who passed away in 2018 at age 88.  He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Dolores A. Wojtas Parkhurst of Batavia, NY; daughter, Cheryl (Charles III) Andre of Bethany, NY; son, Bob A. (Wildeana) Parkhurst of Batavia, NY; grandchildren, Charles IV (Laura), Christina (Ryan), and Matthew (Arianna) Andre; Bob A. Jr. and Brice A. Parkhurst; great-grandchildren, Linus and Elizabeth Andre.  Allan was a very devoted husband, father, & grandfather.

There are no prior visiting hours. Private graveside services, along with military honors, will be held in the spring at Pembroke National Cemetery, 1254 Indian Falls Road, Corfu, New York 14036. Memorials may be made to the veteran’s organization of the donor’s choice. To share a memory, leave a condolence or light a candle in Allan’s memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.

brindacallen.jpgBrinda C. Allen, 77 of Batavia, died on Friday, October 30, 2020 at United Memorial Medical Center after a short illness (not Covid-19). She was born on July 22, 1943 in Bristol, TN to the late James P. Childress and Elizabeth Fox Childress. She is predeceased by her husband; David V. Allen who died on September 23, 2007; great-grandson Kaleb Cere.  

She was a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, loving friend to all who knew her. She owned The Hobby Hut in Attica. Brinda was involved with her husband in REACT, enjoyed spending time with family, bowling, traveling, crafts, sewing, and crocheting. She formerly resided at the Manor House where she was involved in Knit it Forward, making crochet squares and afghans for Roswell Hospital.

She is survived by her children; Susan (Del) Howard whom she resided with, Stephanie Laskowski, Tim Allen, 8 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews, close friends Judy Robinson and Wilma Meyers.

There will be no prior calling hours. A Celebration of her Life will be held at a later date.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Roswell Park at www.roswellpark.org. For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020.

Mesa, Arizona - Eric  Anthony  Easton, 37 of Mesa, Arizona, formerly of Basom, New York, passed away most tragically on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 as a result of injuries sustained in an accident.

Eric was born September 11, 1983 in Batavia, a son of Gerald Easton and Bernadette Corbelli Easton of Basom. 

Eric was an avid fisherman and enjoyed hunting and riding his dirtbike.

Surviving along with his parents are his brother; Shawn (Nicole) Easton of Byron; his niece; Whitley Easton of Byron; his grandfather; Wilbur (late Julia) Easton of Oakfield; several aunts and uncles including Kathleen Corbelli of Mesa, Arizona with whom Eric was living with. Eric is also survived by several cousins.

There are no prior visiting hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at a later date at St. Padre Pio Parish-Oakfield Worship Site, 56 Maple Avenue, Oakfield. He will be laid to rest in St. Cecilia's Cemetery in Oakfield.   To leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle, please visit www.burdettandsanford.com.

Eric's arrangements have been entrusted to the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield.

rynkowski.jpg  Barbara A. Rynkowski, 79, of Batavia passed away on Thursday October 29, 2020 at the United Memorial Medical Center after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on August 6, 1941 in Hume, NY to the late Frank and Grace (Voss) Milliman. In addition to her parents, Barbara is predeceased by her husband; Alfred Rynkowski; daughter Cynthia Ann Rynkowski and step-son Stephen Rynkowski; siblings Wilma Ikeler and William Cole.

Barbara was a graduate of Corfu High School class of 1959.  She enjoyed going to the movies, crossword puzzles, scratch offs, and spending time and cuddling with her beloved cat, Izzy.

She is survived by her children; Gary Rynkowski; Cathe Rynkowski; step-son Timothy Rynkowski;  brothers Floyd (Lilly) Milliman , Stephen (Sharon) Milliman and Donald Milliman, along with several nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Barbara will be laid to rest in Grandview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society www.cancer.org. For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020.

David John Saleh passed into new life Oct. 29, 2020, after cancer. David leaves a family and a community that will miss his love, dedication, generosity and warmth. David’s dedication to his large, Saleh/Abdella Lebanese family and community was the hallmark of his 67-year life. One of the lessons that David taught throughout his life was that one’s moral and spiritual strength can be shared to help others become stronger themselves.

He began his formal education at St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute, where he graduated with honors. Since that wasn’t enough, he also graduated with honors from The University at Buffalo. His string of honors recognition continued still, through Law School at UB, where he was also the Editor of the Law Review.

After moving to Corfu, NY to raise a family and practice law, David became a leading member and mentor of the community. David acted as a leader in the legal community of Genesee County in all aspects of law. In addition to serving as president of the Genesee County Bar, he was a delegate to State Judicial Nominating Committee for over 35 years. For the past year, David served as a part time City Court Judge in Batavia, NY. In addition to his legal work David was an integral part of the Enlighten family, serving as General Counsel and Vice President of New Business Ventures for over 17 years.

David supported his community in a variety of important ways. He was a Eucharistic Minister, lector and parish council at his local Catholic church; as well as a visiting minister and Chaplin of the Erie County Correctional Facility; he was a 40-year member of the Lions Club, serving three terms as president; he served as a volunteer firefighter in Corfu for 44 years and assumed several leadership positions there; he coached the Pembroke High School Mock Trial Team; was a longtime member of the local Grange; served as president and director of the Corfu Free Library; was a past director and treasurer of the St. Jerome Hospital Foundation; and served his alma mater as the President of UB Alumni Association.

By donating his body to the University of Buffalo Medical School, David found an important way to give back even in death.

As a lifelong Western New Yorker, David was also a lifelong fan of the Yankees and the Bills, learning from both victory and defeat, respectively. All who knew David knew that he had an in-depth analysis of what was going right and how the general managers could make improvements. If only they had listened … four Super Bowls wins would be ours … and at least three more World Series trophies.

David was predeceased by his parents Donald and Joan Saleh of Buffalo, NY.

David is survived by: his wife of 44 years Elizabeth (Liz) Abdella Saleh; his four children Anthony (Kate Sixt), Amy (Nick Peterson), Andrew (Amanda), Anne (Thomas Lisle); his grandchildren, Alexandria, Augustus, Elias, Eblena, Jude, Jonah and Janette; 11 brothers and sisters, Thomas, Dolores, Donald, George, Barbara, Mary, Charles, Margaret, Gloria, Edward and James; over 90 nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews; and brothers and sisters-in-law.

This large extended family grieves together and mourns the loss of a family member who was always there to help them in any way.

A Celebration of Life will be planned at a date to be determined where the entire community will be welcomed, once large gatherings are permitted.

David, we LOVE YOU as a wonderful husband, father, Jido (Arabic word for grandfather), brother, uncle, cousin, nephew and friend. You will be in our lives forever.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations to the Batavia Lions Club Foundation (P.O. Box 456 Batavia, NY 14020), Corfu Fire Department (116 E. Main St., Corfu, NY 14624), and/or St. Jude’s Hospital (David J. Saleh Memorial Fund).

Thomas L. Stokes, age 66, of Batavia, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, October 5, 2020, after testing positive for COVID-19 on October 2, 2020, while a resident at Corning Center for Rehabilitation in Corning, NY.

Mr. Stokes was born on July 28, 1954, in Batavia, son of Donald and Francis Stokes.

A graduate of Batavia High School, Tom worked for Genesee Lumber, was a "Million Dollar Salesman" at Armor Building Supply and last worked at Route 98 Windows and Doors after accumulating over 30 years experience in the window and door industry. Tom was a devoted Yankee fan, a Buffalo Bills and Sabres fan, and enjoyed watching NASCAR. He was a statistician for the Batavia Little League NYS Championship Team of 1982. Tom also loved to travel, watch old movies and listen to music. He was an avid bird watcher and cat lover, and is predeceased by his favorite kitties, Munson, Ebony and Shadow.

Tom is predeceased by his sister, Jacqueline E. Miller who passed away on September 16, 1995

He is survived by his parents, Donald and Francis Stokes of the NYS Veteran's Home in Batavia, NY; sister Terry E. Stokes of Brockport, NY; brother Ted(Barb) Stokes of Holland, Michigan; brother in-law Lloyd Miller of Stafford, NY; former wife and friend, Debbie Harding Stokes of Alexander, NY; cousin Keith(Karen) Grinnell, of Batavia, NY, who were very helpful during Tom's last year of life; and several aunts, many cousins, nieces and nephews. Tom was also a father and grandfather.

Plans for a Celebration of Life will be scheduled sometime in the spring . Burial and a graveside service will be held at the family's convenience.

Memorials may be made to the Genesee County Animal Shelter, 3841 West Main Street Road, Batavia, New York 14020.

Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements for Tom were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020, (585) 343-8868.

agneswarren.jpgAgnes Warren, 102 of Batavia, passed away on Tuesday, October 27, 2020. She was born in Batavia on January 12, 1918 to the late Frank (Mary Montroy) Banglesdorf. She is preceded in death by her husband Elvin Warren, son Elvin E. “Gene” Warren Jr., and her sister.

Mrs. Warren was a faithful member of St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish for 70 plus years. She enjoyed gardening and camping with her husband. Mrs. Warren loved her family especially her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. A special thanks to Scott and Kathy for the amazing and loving care they showed her.

She is survived by her daughters, Mary Kay (Frank) Schwerthoffer of Fort Mill, SC; Wendy (James) Gerrard of Batavia; daughter-in-law Kathy Warren of Batavia; 7 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, 8 great-great-grandchildren, godchildren, along with several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to a 10:00 AM, Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, October 31, 2020 at St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, 8656 Church Street, East Pembroke, NY 14056. She will be laid to rest in Hillside Cemetery, Pembroke.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church or to Glenn S. Loomis Post 332, American Legion, 8960 Alexander Road, Batavia, NY 14020. For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020.

Batavia - Jason Christopher Hale, 49, of Batavia, passed away on Monday, (October 26, 2020) at Highland Hospital in Rochester.

Mr. Hale was born December 7, 1970 in Batavia, a son of Richard and Sheila (Pribison) Hale of Corfu.

He enjoyed fishing and playing the latest video games. He followed all forms of motorsports on TV: NASCAR, NHRA, INDYCAR, and motocross motorcycle racing; on occasion attending races at area tracks. He was a diehard fan of the NFL Raiders football team, win or lose.

Surviving along with his parents are his son, Trevor Pahl of Batavia; sister, Jacqueline R. (Douglas) Ferris of Le Roy; a nephew, Jacob Ferris; paternal grandmother, Norma Hale of Batavia.  Two aunts and an uncle also survive.

Preceded in death by an uncle, Daniel Foster Hale; and his paternal grandfather, LaVerne S. Hale.

There will be no visitation.  Family and friends are invited to attend Jason's Mass of Christian Burial on Friday (October 30, 2020) at 1:00 PM in St. Mary's Church, 18 Ellicott Street in Batavia.  Burial will be held privately in St. Joseph's Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wilmot Cancer Center, 262 Bank Street, Batavia, New York 14020.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, social distancing and face coverings will be required at the church.  We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.  

Arrangements for Jason were entrusted to the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home in Batavia. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.




Copyright © 2008-2020 The Batavian. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service

blue button